Harriet Gatter

Harriet Gatter

Harriet Gatter, owner of Accounting Support LLC, was an ad specialty distributor for 23 years and an adjunct professor of accounting at Neumann University. She sold her ad specialty business in 2012, became certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and now works exclusively with ad specialty distributors nationwide on their QuickBooks, order management and accounting needs.

Adding Data to Stock Reports

A reader asks, “Is there a way to add data to stock reports in QuickBooks?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Making Default Templates

A reader asks, “How do I make a template in QuickBooks to be the default template for sales orders, purchase orders or invoices?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

How to Set a Default Checking Account

A reader asks, “When printing a check, the wrong bank account shows up. Can I set a default checking account?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Why Use QuickBooks Over Other Software?

A reader asks, “Why does my accountant want me to start using QuickBooks Premier instead of industry software?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Don’t Do Unnecessary Work

A reader asks, “In QuickBooks, I prefer to set up items as categories, such as apparel or pens, and type in the individual descriptions. Is there any reason not to do it that way? I feel like I'm going to end up with too many items otherwise.” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Setting Up Non-Inventory Items

A reader asks, “I have my non-inventory items set up in QuickBooks, but I don't see anything in my cost of goods sold account, and my sales numbers seem very low. Why is that?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Correctly Updating QuickBooks

A reader asks, “I am using an older version of QuickBooks and want to upgrade to the current year. What should I do to prepare for this?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Combining Duplicate Customers in QuickBooks

A reader asks, “I have created a duplicate customer in QuickBooks that has a slightly different name. How do I combine them into one customer account?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Is My Sales Tax Report Correct?

A reader asks, “What steps should I take to review my sales tax report to make sure it's correct?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

‘Knowing QuickBooks’ Isn’t Enough

A reader asks, “I am interviewing a bookkeeper who is familiar with QuickBooks. Is that all I need to know?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Organizing by Class

A reader asks, “Is there a way to view my profit by type of customer?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Trust Your Instincts

A reader asks, “I called Intuit/QuickBooks support and was told something that I know is not the way we do business. How can that happen?" Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Inventory Versus Non-inventory Parts

A reader asks, “In QuickBooks, do I set up my items as 'non-inventory part' or 'inventory part'"? Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Intuit Merchant Services Versus Bill&Pay

A reader asks, “I want to be able to invoice and receive payments electronically from clients and have them entered automatically in QuickBooks. What are my options?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…